2025 Kawasaki Mule, Teryx, and KRX Models Bring More Choices and Trims

Ross Ballot
by Ross Ballot

Kawasaki isn't wasting time with its UTV lineup, taking to the 2025 model year to follow up its recent Ridge model launch with a slew of upgrades, additions, and changes for the Mule, Teryx, and KRX vehicles. Headlining the show are the new Blackout and Lifted Edition trims for the Teryx KRX 1000 and KRX4 1000 side-by-sides. There are appearance and mechanical changes aplenty, which make the big Kawis all that much more appealing in their respective segment.

First up in the duo of new packages is the Blackout Edition. Available on Teryx KRX 1000 and KRX4 models, this special trim is designed to provide added functionality and appeal for those who drive their UTVs at night (or at least want to look like they do). Blackout Edition Teryx models get all-black interior and exterior designs, two LED bars, and an integrated Hifonics sound system. There are also heavy duty front and rear bumpers, a full roof, and a Warn VRX 45 winch.

Kawasaki calls the Blackout Edition "a versatile night-adventure companion, ready to conquer the desert with style and confidence," and we don't disagree. Pricing starts at of $24,799 for the two-seat KRX 1000 Blackout Edition and $28,299 for the four-seat KRX4 1000 Blackout Edition.

Next up is the Lifted Edition, which can also be had on both the Teryx KRX 1000 and Teryx KRX4 1000. This mud-minded model is geared towards those who spend a fair amount (or all) of their time in the wet and muddy conditions. The functional upgrades here go well beyond the Blackout Edition, with the Lifted Edition carrying quite a bit of additional upgrades.

For the Lifted Edition, Kawasaki has increased the vehicle's ground clearance, added 32" ITP Criptid mud tires, moved the CVT vent higher up, and added dual elevated snorkel intakes to prevent the motor from sucking in anything except air. Wider front and rear fender flares help keep mud and water out of the cabin, while a skid plate with drain holes allows the muck to escape with ease. Other additions include front and rear tow hooks, a rearview mirror, and Warn's VRX 45-S winch. All Lifted Edition Teryx KRX 1000 and Teryx KRX4 1000 models come in Lime Green and Super Black color schemes. Pricing for the two-seater KRX 1000 Lifted Edition starts at $23,499, and the four-seater KRX4 1000 Lifted Edition.

The Teryx KRX line has also been given updated suspension for 2025. The SHOWA setup is claimed to have "unprecedented cabin comfort ensuring a smooth and enjoyable ride for drivers and passengers across a variety of terrains," which certainly sounds like a good thing.

The 2025 Teryx KRX 1000 is available in Metallic Light Gray / Super Black and Metallic Sierra Blue / Super Black color schemes with an MSRP of $21,199, and the same colors are available on the $24,899 KRX4 1000.

Other trims return for 2025 as well albeit with no major upgrades. These trims and their respective pricing is as follows:

  • Teryx KRX 1000 Trail Edition: $23,699
  • Teryx KRX 1000 ES: $23,699
  • Teryx KRX4 1000 eS: $26,499

On the utilitarian front, the Kawasaki Mule also returns for the 2025 model year. While admittedly less exciting of a machine than the Teryx models, the Mule line does offer a lot of utility and purposefulness for those looking for it. Changes for 2025 are nil, but Kawasaki has provided updates pricing across the board, and it comes as follows:

  • Mule SX: $8,299
  • Mule SX 4x4: $9,649
  • Mule SX 4x4 XC: $9,949
  • Mule SX 4x4 XC LE: $10,999
  • Mule SX 4x4 FE: $10,399
  • Mule 4000: $10,899
  • Mule 4010 4x4: $12,199
  • Mule 4010 4x4 FE: $12,399
  • Mule 4010 Trans4x4: $13,549
  • Mule 4010 Trans4x4 FE: $13,749
  • Mule 4010 Trans4x4 Camo: $14,049
  • Mule 4000 Trans: $12,099

More information about the 2025 Kawasaki Mule line can be found on the company's website.

Last but not least, the Teryx and Teryx4 duo of side-by-sides return for 2025 as well. These come with a healthy 783cc V-Twin engine, electric power steering, and a 1,300 pound towing capacity. Teryx S and Teryx4 S models add Fox 2.0 LSC piggyback shocks, while Teryx S LE and Teryx4 S LE models tack on longer a-arms to help improve ground clearance. There is also a pair of even further upgraded four-seaters available for your purchase, with the Teryx4 S SE adding a sound system, LCD screen, Warn VRX 35 winch, special seat covers, and trim-specific colors and graphics, while the Teryx4 S Camo comes draped in TrueTimber Strata camouflage.

Pricing for the Teryx line for 2025 is as follows:

  • Teryx S LE: $15,499
  • Teryx4 S SE: $18,999
  • Teryx4: $16,199
  • Teryx4 S LE: $17,499
  • Teryx4 S Camo: $16,799
Ross Ballot
Ross Ballot

Ross hosts The Off the Road Again Podcast. He has been in the off-road world since he was a kid riding in the back of his dad’s YJ Wrangler. He works in marketing by day and in his free time contributes to Hooniverse, AutoGuide, and ATV.com, and in the past has contributed to UTV Driver, ATV Rider, and Everyday Driver. Ross drives a 2018 Lexus GX460 that is an ongoing build project featured on multiple websites and the podcast and spends his free time working on and riding ATVs.

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